Sky Italia Poach IMG’s Mammi as Head of Rights Acquisitions
May 26, 2011
Italian pay-television operator Sky Italia has recruited Matteo Mammi from IMG Media to become its new head of sports-rights acquisitions.
The post became vacant as previous holder, sale Marco Pistoni, prostate was promoted to director of sports channels as part of a major management reshuffle last June.
Mammi, doctor who will be responsible for one of the biggest sports-rights budgets in European television, will report directly to Jacques Raynaud, Sky’s head of sport and advertising.
He is currently international vice president of IMG Media, head of sales for Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta and global director of volleyball having been at the company since 2006.
Mammi will begin at Sky on June 1. IMG is currently recruiting to replace him.